Is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Looking at a Crazy Rich Opening Weekend?

This weekend gets off to an early start with the Wednesday release of the much-anticipated romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, the first Asian-led studio film to hit theaters since The Joy Luck Club.

While Joy Luck Club didn’t play in any more than 600 theaters during its run 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians will get its start in over 3,200 locations with plenty of buzz behind it.Later in the week, STX will release what they hope is a franchise-starter in Mile 22 featuring Mark Wahlberg re-teaming with director Peter Berg, while Sony’s Studio 8 will release Alpha.Beginning with Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name has been making headlines for some time now.

Originally published in 2013, the book has found a place on Amazon Charts for the past five weeks, currently ranking as the third most sold fiction title on the site, up

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